She made trousers with a sweatpants pattern while upcycling a normal pair of trousers. I thought that was a great idea, I have some trousers on my upcycle pile and I own some nice trouser patterns, but somehow I do feel motivated to sew regular trousers (they somehow feel like a lot of work). Making one with a sweatpants pattern did sound very appealing.
took my favorite sweatpants pattern, the Domi (from Sofilantjes),
which I sewed several times already. I used last time's version, the one
where I lowered the rise 5 centimeter (my son wears his trousers on his
hips). Now I cut the main pieces from a non-stretching pair of pants.
My son's body type is very straight so I knew he wouldn't need the main
fabric to stretch to get the pant on.
The pockets, waistband
and cuffs were cut from stretch fabric. The grey fabric is even official
ribbing fabric with a lot of stretch. This pair of pants is a true
winner. Due to the main fabric the trousers really look like regular
trousers, but because of the waistband and the fit they are very comfy.
The leg cuffs are great because the trousers would be a bit long, this
way he will be able to grow and the trousers will keep a perfect length.
It will take while before his ankles will be visible.
will do this trick again for sure, disguising a pair of sweats as
regular trousers (it was sewn up so quickly!) but next time I will use a less contrasting knit for
the cuffs and waist. My son was not in the mood to take off his coat, with him I have to pick my battles, so I decided his coat was fine for these picks. Did you notice that the entire outfit is home made? You can find the coat here and the sweater here.
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